Home Office Ideas For A Healthy Healing Space

Breast Cancer Indoor Office GardenBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Create a breast cancer healing home office as a private sanctuary where you can find solace and quiet reflection. Here, you can lift your spirits, or nurture and soothe the soul. Your assignment is to create a healing space of your very own to dream, meditate and heal. Use the suggestions below to create a space that expresses YOU and fully supports your healing practice during breast cancer.

Home Office Garden IndoorsPlant An Indoor Garden
There are numerous reasons that somebody would choose to plant a full scale indoor garden. A desire to grow your own food year round is a good reason, or maybe you need a way to support your out-of-control plant collecting addiction. You could simply want to beautify your home and purify the air. Learn How

Breast Cancer Healing With Sage SmudgeSmudge Your Space
As even the happiest homes accumulate in time negative vibrations, it is good to smudge your home thoroughly at least several times a year. You can also smudge your office space (not during busy office hours!); as well as use smudging to clear your own energy or the energy of other people. Learn More

Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp For Breast Cancer HealingSalt Lamps
Salt lamps can be used in the workplace to improve concentration, and to diminish stress and fatigue. Research indicates that a salt lamp could reduce the radiation from office equipment, especially computer monitors, and fluorescent lighting. Source

Breast Cancer Healing Indoor Plants For Home OfficePlants To Clean Air
Plants have long been known to improve air quality. They absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen into the atmosphere, making the air cleaner and more refreshing for us to breathe. But some plants do this more effectively than others. 5 top plants include: The Dracaena, Rubber Plant, Bamboo Palm, Lady Palm and Areca Palm.Source
Breast Cancer Color Therapy Healing Wheel
Color Therapy
According to ayurveda, there are also seven energy centers in the body, each on e associated with one of the colors. If a person’s chakra is weak or out of balance, the color associated with it will help strengthen it. By using color therapy techniques when you are decorating your home or office, you bring those healing energies into your space and enhance or diminish certain qualities. Source

Office Healing Crystals For Breast Cancer HealingHealing Crystals
Crystals placed in and around your space will make for healthier, more productive environment. Crystals relate to the energies of the chakra or body part. For instance, pink stones which relate to the heart chakra are often used in complementary crystal healing for breast cancer. Learn About Crystals How To Use Crystals In Office

General Tips To Reduce Your Chemical Exposure:

1: Refresh indoor air daily (a.k.a. open windows).

2: Use HEPA filters in vacuums and heaters/burners.

3: Choose natural untreated fibers whenever possible for clothing, bedding, upholstery, and curtains.

4: Minimize plastic use, including Teflon.

5: Learn to read ingredients for food, personal care products, and cleaning solutions.

6: Minimize the use of “fragrance” or perfumes found in personal care products, cleaners, laundry products, air fresheners, and candles.

7: Minimize exposure to “things that smell;” typically called VOCs — volatile organic compounds. This can include a range of items from paints, markers, glue, garden products, solvents, and certain plastics.

Everyone’s idea of a healing space is unique. There are no fixed rules for creating a healing space. Do whatever appeals to your senses and put those ideas in the space. When developing your area, begin with what you already have, and then improve on it by making it more healing. You don’t need an elaborate space to uplift your mind and soul. Even a simple, color will do.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

How To Grow An Indoor Lavender Potpourri Garden For Breast Cancer Healing

Lavender Indoor Potpourri Garden For Breast CancerBy Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.
Lavender is a valuable and beautiful flower for your indoor breast cancer healing garden. Lavender (Lavandula) is such a wonderfully romantic flower that it should be required that every gardener grow it. This amazing plant is a native of the Mediterranean and a lover of sunny, dry, rocky habitats. Learn how to grow, harvest and use the luxurious lavender below.

Some lavender plants can surprise you. Some varieties can explode in growth and grow extremely large in height and width, while others stay incredibly small. We estimated plant sizes of common adult lavender and the approximate spacing you may need and recommend the following for an indoor garden:

Lavandula Angustifolia (True Lavender)
Can grow up to 24” tall x 22” wide (space > 2.5ft.)
Can be used for landscape, low hedges, oil production, fresh cut and dry flowers, sachet, crafting, and as a culinary delight.

Typical Uses For Lavender

  • Aromatherapy: simply stated, this is the practice of using herbs, flowers, and essential oils extracted from them for healing, relaxing, and balancing the mind, spirit, and body. The flowers, leaves, and stems are steamed, releasing the fragrant oils.
  • To scent bath water: add a few drops to the bath to enjoy the relaxing and soothing aromas of this wonderful flower, and delicately scent the skin.
  • To soothe skin irritations: such as sunburn, insect bites, eczema, minor cuts and scrapes.
  • To ease headache and tension: apply a few drops to your temples and rest quietly. Lavender eye pillows are also helpful for this purpose.
  • Lavender sachets: fill your drawers and closets with a fresh clean fragrance. Use lavender as a natural air freshener instead of the chemical-filled products saturating the market today. Sit back and place a lavender eye pillow over your eyes. Pamper yourself by sleeping with a lavender-filled pillow.
  • Lavender aromatherapy: to help reduce stress, anxiety, insomnia and mild depression. It is often referred to as a mood balancing herb that possesses a sedative and calming effect. It can also have an uplifting, refreshing and rejuvenating effect on the psyche.

Planting Lavender For A Breast Cancer Healing GardenHow To Plant Lavender
Lavender can be planted in a variety of containers; old tin cans, wooden boxes, crockery, bowls as well as pottery. Sufficient drainage should be provided to ensure that the soil does not become waterlogged.

How To Care For Lavender
Lavender very easy to care for. Their needs are minimal. Most scented herbs do not have insect problems due to their strong odors.

  1. Light & Air – Find a sunny window, a south or west exposure is best. Most herbs like plenty of light and should be turned from time to time.
  2. Temperature – Normal indoor temperatures are sufficient for growing herbs. Warmer temperatures will require more frequent waterings than cooler.
  3. Water & Fertilize – To decide if your plant needs water, stick your finger about 1/2″ into the soil. If the soil feels dry, it is time to water. If it is still wet, don’t. Herbs should not be over fertilized. This leads to excessive leaf growth and a reduced level of aromatic oils in the plant. If you wish to fertilize, do so only once a month using a half dilution of the recommended rate.
  4. Pruning – During the winter months, Lavender grows much slower due to lower light levels and shorter days. Only the top growth of the plant should be removed at any one time to prevent shock and setting back the plant, as they are slower to respond in the winter months.
  5. Insects & Diseases – It is advisable to use an insecticidal soap or other safe, organic methods of pest control such as neem insecticide, according to directions on the label.

Warning: Herbs may interact with certain medications. Talk with your doctor prior to taking medicinal herbs to prevent any interactions with medications or health conditions.

Suggested Links:
How To Grow Lavender From A Seed
Plants for Free – Propagating Lavender
How To Use Lavender & Peppermint Essential Oils

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Growing Sage Indoors To Nurture Breast Cancer Well-Being

Sage For Breast Cancer Gardening TherapyBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Growing the medicinal herb sage indoors can be fun and emotionally therapeutic. Learn how to grow, harvest and dry sage as a breast cancer gardening therapy. Another therapeutic benefit of sage is smudging. Sage smudging is a powerful cleansing technique from the Native American tradition in which herbs are burned for emotional, psychic and spiritual purification.

Growing Sage Indoors
To raise the medicinal herb sage indoors, just plant several seeds in a five to six-inch pot. It is suggested to:

  1. Use plastic containers, as they tend to hold moisture longer than clay pots.
  2. Once the sage has sprouted, thin It back to one or two seedlings in each container.
  3. Fairly rich soil is necessary to produce healthy herbs.
  4. Plants should be placed on a sunny windowsill.
  5. When sage shoots are four inches high, enrich with water and a good liquid plant fertilizer.

How To Dry Sage
After the plants have reached maturity, they may be harvested as often as three or four times a year. To do this:

  • Cut the longer leaf stems back to about six inches and leave the little central shoots intact.
  • The Sage plant may look a trifle sad for a short time.
  • With small shears snip the gathered leaves from the severed branches, discard the stems.
  • Spread the greenery thinly on cloth or paper in a subdued light.
  • When the leaves are crispy dry, store them (whole or crushed) In a container that will keep out both light and air.

Spiritual House Cleansing With Sage Smudging
Spiritual cleansing is done to remove the negative energies or unwelcome spirits from your home using purifying herbs. It is good to cleanse your home once in a while to adjust the emotional environment of your home and maintain peace. Sage smudging is a powerful cleansing technique from the Native American tradition in which herbs are burned for emotional, psychic and spiritual purification.

Sage Smudging For Breast CanverHow To Perform Sage Cleansing:

  1. The first step involves de-cluttering the space and turning off all electronics.
  2. Take several deep breaths and bring your mind in a relaxed and positive state.
  3. Once you have reached a positive frame of mind, prepare the sage for burning.
  4. The white sage for smudging is available in the form of wrapped long bundle.
  5. If you have loose sticks of white sage, place a handful of sage in the earthen bowl. Close your eyes and breathe deeply and light the end of the sage stick.
  6. Hold it in upward position and say your prayers, chants or requests for positive energy to cast out of any negativity.
  7. Visualize a bright light within yourself that will provide you shield against dark forces and negative energy.
  8. Offer the smoke of the sage smudge in all the directions of the house.
  9. Slowly, carry the smudge in the entire room to make sure smoke reaches every corner.
  10. Use a large feather to fan the smoke in distant areas of your house.
  11. During cleansing focus on positive thoughts, recite prayers, chants. or soothing music in the background.
  12. Once you have completed the spiritual cleansing process of the entire home, extinguish the remaining sage bundle and you can save it for future use.

Suggested Sage For Smudging
A good general purpose smudge is sage (Salvis Apaina), because it is a healing plant. It is known to create an atmosphere of protection and security, immortality and longevity. Sage when burned has the effect of transforming the atomic structure of the air it affects, and the living creatures who are breathing that air.

Drinking sage tea and inhaling clary sage essential oil may affect estrogen-related cancer, such as breast cancer. During breast cancer it is suggested to avoid both sage tea and clary sage aromatherapy.

Suggested Links

How To Grow Sage Indoors
How To Make Your Own Smudge Stick
When And How To Smudge

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

 

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